Untreated hearing loss can cause many problems and many other things. If you have hearing loss, it is important to get it treated immediately. Your health may be at risk.
Falling and injuring oneself is a common occurrence when you have hearing loss. Today, we’ll be discussing the relationship between hearing loss and these types of injuries. Keep reading to learn more.
A study has shown a link between accidental injury and hearing loss
Studies have shown that there is a significant connection between hearing loss and accidental injuries such as falls. It is important to ensure that hearing loss is treated so that falls and injuries are less common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study to assess the relationship between hearing loss and falls.
The study found that people with mild hearing loss were 60% more likely than others to fall and sustain injuries. The likelihood of falling and sustaining injuries from mild hearing loss rose to 70%, compared with those with normal hearing loss. The highest hearing loss was associated with 90% higher chances of injury and falling.
Awareness and the surrounding environment
People with hearing loss are more likely than others to be in accidents and fall because they have less awareness of what is happening around them. You won’t be able to hear the sounds of the environment and will not spot dangers and risks as fast as those without hearing loss.
These types of accidents can also be linked to hearing loss. Because hearing loss is closely related to balance, people with hearing loss are more likely to experience problems. A lack of balance can lead to falls. Falling is more common in older people with hearing loss. This is because their balance and stability may have diminished over time, increasing the risk.
Intervention and treatment
People with hearing loss need to be treated immediately. As long as the right treatment and support are sought, hearing loss does not have to cause all these problems. There are many options, including hearing aids. Start by getting your hearing tested and evaluated by an audiologist, and then move on.
It will be easier than you think to seek treatment if you suspect you may have hearing loss. It is better to be able to identify the problem and have it addressed than to risk worsening the situation and not being treated. We’ve already discussed how inaction can lead directly to serious injuries and actions.
Intervention has many benefits
You have many benefits from intervening to ensure that your hearing loss is addressed. If your hearing is at the right level, you will be able to communicate more effectively and stay connected with others. As we mentioned above, you’ll be able to balance better and less likely to fall.
Untreated hearing loss can cause many little problems. But you don’t have to live with them. There are many options for treatment and help available.
Take a test today
You should have your hearing tested if you want to ensure that your hearing is healthy and treated with the appropriate professional treatments. This allows you to assess your hearing and can help you address any issues.
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